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5th November 2013

In October the Visually Impaired International cricket squad from the ECB - Blind Cricket England & Wales came to La Manga Club Resort for 5 days for a winter training camp. Liaising with coach Neil Brook of Cricket Espana, three  of La Manga cricket club's youngsters were invited to train and take part in a match held at La Manga Club.

The young lads, Harry Dear, Robbie Williams and Rupert James all permanent  residents in Murcia spent a very enjoyable and educational day with the England squad.Apart from playing a slightly modified version of the game in which they all thoroughly enjoyed they got to understand how others cope with visual impairement and blindness.

It was a real eduction in how others can still enjoy team sport and indeed how competitive these players are. As ever , to be successful in this sport it showed how working and communicating together was so important within the team. 

Of course the young lads were proud to take their first "international" wickets and making their first runs wearing an "official" England shirt and of course making new friends from the port of cricket.
We hope the VI boys continue with their England success and wish them well in the future overseas tours and hope they'll come back to La Manga Club next year." 
Hugh James
La Manga Cricket Club